2016 Manufacturing Outlook

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Top Concerns for Manufacturing Companies

What is the perspective for the manufacturing industry in 2016? Our manufacturing team will shed light on the results of our 2016 manufacturing survey, and Carrie Wiegand will give suggestions specific to skilled labor recruitment and retention.

Have a question? Contact us!

If you'd like to discuss other industry concerns, contact Sean Weaver using his information below. If you would like more information regarding talent recruitment/retention, contact Carrie Wiegand using her information below.

Sean Weaver

Executive Vice President
Assurance Services

Sean Weaver leads the firm’s assurance department and serves as a senior advisor to the manufacturing and financial services teams. Weaver serves clients in the manufacturing, financial services, and construction industries as well as other service-related organizations. A certified public accountant, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also currently holds board or leadership positions with the Wichita Aero Club, Wichita Manufacturers Association, Cosmosphere-International SciEd Center and Space Museum (formerly Kansas Cosmosphere), Together Wichita, and the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission.




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Carrie Cox, PHR, SHRM-CP
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Carrie Cox, PHR, SHRM-CP

Senior Organizational Development Consultant
Organizational Development & Family Business Services

Carrie has experience in a variety of human resource functions, including labor laws, compensation structures, employee classification, benefits administration, performance management, and human resource best practices. She has served clients in a number of industries including manufacturing, construction, banking, and not-for-profits. Carrie is a member of the national and local chapters of the Society of Human Resource Professionals’ (SHRM) and serves on teh Wichita chapter board of directors. She is a certified practitioner for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and the Hay Group’s Emotional and Social Competency Inventory. Her additional certifications include Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute and SHRM-CP designated by the Society for Human Resource Management.